A joint security team comprising the Military, Police, DSS, Civil Defense and Vigilante members has neutralized one suspected bandit and rescued three abducted persons on Sunday, a government statement said.
The operation was conducted in Kanzama Forest, Bunza Local Government Area of the state, Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Assistant to Kebbi Governor on Media and Publicity, said in a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.
He said that the operation followed the assurance given to Kalgo communities in Bunza LGA by Gov. Nasir Idris when he paid a visit to the area on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, at an emergency Security Council meeting, ordered a joint operation to go after the bandits and the provision of adequate security to the affected villages.
The governor also directed the provision of adequate logistics to the joint security team and called for the deployment of more security personnel to complement ongoing efforts to bolster security and protect lives and property in the area and across the state. According to Sarki, the governor has saluted the gallant security personnel for their efforts and pledged to provide all necessary support for them to make the state safe.